Offerings (Typhoon album)

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Offerings
Offerings Typhoon Album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 12, 2018
GenreIndie rock
Length1:08:34
LabelRoll Call Records
Typhoon chronology
White Lighter
(2013)
Offerings
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The 4059/10[1]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[2]

Offerings is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Typhoon. It was released in January 2018. This was the second studio album released under Roll Call Records.[3]

Morton described the album as being broken into four movements: Floodplains, Flood, Reckoning, and Afterparty.[4] In a promotional tweet,[5] the band describes the album as:

It's a record from the perspective of a mind losing its memory at precisely the same time the world is willfully forgetting its history. The urgent question becomes: without causality, without structures of meaning, without essential features of rational thought, is there anything that can save us from violence/oblivion?

With no past and no future, there is only suffocating, annihilating, present, looping on and on ad infinitum (to me, one plausible definition of hell) and the best you can hope for is that somewhere in the void there exists some small, irreducible certainty—a fragment, a kernel, something—that you may have the good fortune to stumble upon before it's all over.

You know, a boy/girl-meets-girl/boy-everyone-dies-in-botched-attempt-at-neo-pagan-sacrificial-ritual-on-global-scale kind of thing.

Background[edit]

In an interview with Sound of Boston, violinist Shannon Steele explained that the album came out of a long break from playing live shows and the changes in the band makeup, noting: "One of the first songs that Kyle brought to the group to start working out was Empiricist. It had such a heavy, grungy feel that we all were really enthusiastic about."[6] The record was produced by Morton, and features some of his field recordings.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kyle Morton.

No.TitleLength
1."Wake"3:49
2."Rorschach"4:17
3."Empiricist"8:35
4."Algernon"4:19
5."Unusual"6:18
6."Beachtowel"3:22
7."Remember"4:30
8."Mansion"0:55
9."Coverings"3:52
10."Chiaroscuro"3:10
11."Darker"3:54
12."Bergeron"2:50
13."Ariadne"5:54
14."Sleep"12:49
Total length:1:08:34

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Kyle Morton – lead vocals, guitar
  • Tyler Ferrin – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Alex Fitch – drums, backing vocals
  • Devin Gallagher – glockenspiel, percussion, backing vocals
  • Dave Hall – guitar, backing vocals
  • Pieter Hilton – drums, percussion, electronics, vocals
  • Shannon Steele - violin, vocals
  • Toby Tanabe – bass, backing vocals

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Kyle Morton
  • Mastering by Adam Gonsalves
  • Mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman
  • Artwork by Rick Delucco

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 183
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[9] 18
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[10] 34

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog no.
United States January 12, 2018[11] Roll Call Digital
CD RCR 117
Vinyl RCR 117L

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Zachary (January 12, 2018). "Review: Typhoon swing for the fences on the epic Offerings". Thefourohfive.com. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sputnikmmusic Review". Sputnikmusic.com. January 12, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Typhoon". wearetyphoon.com. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  4. ^ "Oregon Indie Rock Band Typhoon Delivers Cinematic New Album 'Offerings'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  5. ^ @weareTYPHOON (25 Oct 2017). "Our new record - Offerings - will be released 1/12/18 on @rollcallrecords, but you can hear the first movement now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBtnB9pPIeY" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Bedian, Knar. "Interview: Typhoon's Death-Affirming Offerings". Sound of Boston. Sound of Boston. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  7. ^ Bedian, Knar. "Interview: Typhoon's Death-Affirming Offerings". Sound of Boston. Sound of Boston. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Typhoon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "Typhoon Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Typhoon Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Offerings - Typhoon | Releases | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-01-17.

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